noun, plural rev·el·ries.

reveling; boisterous festivity: Their revelry could be heard across the river.

Origin of revelry

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at revel, -ry

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noun plural -ries

noisy or unrestrained merrymaking
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Word Origin and History for revelry

"act of reveling; merrymaking, boisterous festivity, amusement," early 15c., from revel (n.) + -ery.

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